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Cancer & Other Fund Areas

In addition to the Annual Fund, other restricted fund areas are also available for designating funds. Below are some of those other fund areas at Berkshire Medical Center to consider.

Cancer Programs Fund
Providing financial support for several cancer-related programs. This includes the annual Celebration of Life, a free educational event held each year for cancer survivors and their loved ones, hosted by the BMC Women's Imaging Center; cancer resources and support groups; and the Oncology Rose Program, which provides a rose to each patient as he or she completed radiation therapy.

Colon Cancer Patient Care Fund
Colon cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for men and women. With the aid of screening colonoscopies, colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable. Your gift will help remove financial barriers associated with this important screening. Together, we can achieve the goal of having everyone in our community over the age of 50 screened every 10 years.

Women's Imaging Center
The Women's Imaging Center features the latest in mammography, stereotactic, ultrasound and bone densitometry technology, and serves as a focal point for the coordination of women's healthcare services. For more information about BMC's Women's Imaging Center, click here.

The Women's Imaging Center Endowment Fund
The Women's Imaging Center Endowment Fund, ensures that important services such as support groups, educational materials and seminars will always be available for our patients. The interest from this endowed fund is restricted to these goals, guaranteeing the continuity of the services and the quality of our program.

Women's Imaging Center Patient Care Services Fund
This fund has been established to offer financial resources to assist women to either have screening tests performed for early detection of cancer or, once diagnosed with a cancer, to have the medical and supportive necessities resulting from their treatment met.

Sheldon Brotman, MD, Trauma Service Fund
Established in tribute to the late Dr. Sheldon Brotman, the first Chief of Trauma Services at Berkshire Medical Center by the grateful family of a patient who received trauma care at BMC, and dedicated to providing funding for the education of surgical residents and clinical staff in the highly specialized area of Trauma Care. These funds are used to provide financial support for surgeons and other clinicians to attend continuing medical education conferences and programs that focus on Trauma Care.

Renal Dialysis Unit
The Renal Dialysis Unit at Berkshire Medical Center provides a comprehensive spectrum of care for people with kidney disease. For more information about BMC's Renal Dialysis Unit and Kidney Disease Program, click here.

New restricted funds may be created with gifts of $5,000 or more.

Unrestricted Gifts
This fund provides Berkshire Medical Center with maximum flexibility to use the funds where they are needed most.


For more information, please contact the Development & Community Relations Office by calling 413-447-2060.

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